Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: O'er The River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK

From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—Pearl, the matchmaker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***

MY REVIEW

I loved that this installment in the Power of the Matchmaker series was set in Ireland.  This is a great story with a steady pace and main characters so nice that you want to keep reading to see what happens to them.  I love how Niall shares his Irish fairy tales with such ease and enchantment and how he treats his rascally charges with kind firmness.  I also liked how Caroline is intelligent and kind and non-assuming in spite of her wealth and her bear of a father.  With a little bit of danger and mystery and lots of dreamy romantic moments, you'll enjoy this story!

*Thanks to eBooksForReview for a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heidi Ashworth, best-selling, award-winning author of traditional regency romance, lives in the San Francisco bay area, but she lost her heart across the pond when she was very young. She read her first regency romance when she was four years old (just a few words, but it was enough). The first one she wrote took place in Paris circa 1974 but such gaffes are mere trifles when you are only ten. Since then she has sharpened her skills and garnered a few accolades; Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind hit the number one spot on several of Amazon's regency romance lists in both the U.S. and England, while its sequel earned a finalist position in the Whitney Awards (both are available via Montlake Romance).Her novella, It Happened Twelfth Night, is one of six short stories in the first volume of the award-winning, best-selling series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, via Mirror Press, and the third book in her Miss Delacourt series, Lord Haversham Takes Command, was re-released in a box set entitled "Every Hope: A Triple Treat Romance", in December 2014, also via Mirror Press. Her latest in the Miss Delacourt series, Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice, garnered a 4.5 star Crowned Heart review from InD'tale Magazine and is currently a 2015 RONE Award finalist. Coming December 2015, A Midwinter Ball from the Timeless Regency Collection by Mirror Press and O'er the River Liffey in June 2016.  You can find her on her blog http://heidiashworth.blogspot.com/ and on her website www.heidiashworth.com.




Power of the Matchmaker series info:

Series: Power of the Matchmaker (No specific reading order necessary)
Series Goodreads Link:

Series Summary:
The Power Of the Matchmaker is multi-author project consisting of 12 stand alone novels from 12 different bestselling authors in 12 months. All books are separate from each other except they feature one reoccurring character, a magical matchmaker named Pearl. Since Pearl is magical, she lives for hundreds of years and roams the entire world helping people find their perfect matches. The books in this series are twelve of Pearl's matchmaking stories. They will vary in genre, but they will all have one thing in common: Pearl will be doing whatever it takes to make two people fall in love.

Books in the Series already Available:
Prequel Novella: Power of the Matchmaker http://amzn.to/1TiC0oI
January: Broken Things to Mend by Karey White http://amzn.to/1MSRnxs
February: Not Always Happenstance by Rachel Anderson http://amzn.to/1Y0IHea
March: If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram http://amzn.to/25wsvHf
April: Love is Come by Heather B. Moore http://amzn.to/1UUzSEJ
May: Four Chambers by Julie Wright http://amzn.to/29Xekbb
June: O'er The River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth http://amzn.to/29JqvV8
July: Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean http://amzn.to/29JpFb2
August: (available for preorder) Between Heaven and Earth by Michele Paige Holmes http://amzn.to/29WrSRE